Our prison walls are too high to look over, moan terror suspects

  • Inmates complain limited view damaged their eyesight

UK - Suspected terrorists are complaining about a fence around the exercise yard in their high-security prison which restricts their view of the horizon. The alleged extremists are locked up while the Government tries to remove them from the country. But the inmates have complained the limited view is damaging their eyesight, a prison inspection report revealed. And astonishingly, inspectors accepted their complaints, criticising the cladding put around the edge of the exercise yard because it stops the men seeing into the distance. They men are being held in the detainee unit at Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire and are prevented from mixing with other inmates. Some months ago, prison bosses offered to allow them to join activities involving paedophiles and rapists who are isolated from the rest of the prison for their own protection. But this was rejected because the terror suspects feared they would be ‘stigmatised’ by being seen with the sex offenders. The report recommended removing the cladding so the prisoners have a clear view into the outside world. Chief Inspector of Prisons Nick Hardwick said: ‘While detainees’ treatment and conditions were satisfactory in some respects, too little attention was paid to their uniquely isolated and uncertain position.’ Full Story>>

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